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Brand name: Fluconazole (Apotex) TM

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Active ingredients: fluconazole

What it is used for

FLUCONAZOLE APOTEX (fluconazole) capsules, given orally, are indicated for the following conditions: - Treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in patients who are unable to tolerate amphotericin B. NOTE: Data suggest that the clinical efficacy of fluconazole is lower than that of amphotericin B in the acute phase of cryptococcal meningitis. - Maintenance therapy to prevent relapse of cryptococcal meningitis in patients with AIDS. - Treatment of oropharyngeal and oesophageal candidiasis in AIDS and other immunosuppressed patients. - Secondary prophylaxis of oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients with HIV infection. - Serious and life-threatening Candida infections in patients who are unable to tolerate amphotericin B. NOTE: It remains to be shown that fluconazole is as effective as amphotericin B in the treatment of serious and life-threatening Candida infecctions. Until such data are available, amphotericin B remains the drug of choice. - Vaginal candidiasis, when topical therapy has failed. - Treatment of extensive tinea corporis, extensive tinea cruris and extensive tinea pedis infections in immunocompetent patients in whom topical therpy is not a practical treatment option. Usually, topical therapy should be attempted first because oral therapy has a less favourable ratio of benefits to risks.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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Visual appearance

Purple/white hard gelatin, self locked capsules of size '0' containing white to off white powder

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

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For the active ingredient fluconazole

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